Coming off a year of streaks, both good and bad, the Mounds View High School boys hockey team would like to see more consistency as it heads into the 2014-15 season. Last season, the Mustangs struggled early before making a nice run in the middle of the schedule, but ultimately couldn't overcome its early problems.
A season-opening game is usually a big enough deal to draw a good crowd, but there was an extra reason to turn out for the Mounds View High School boys basketball team's first game of the season last Friday. One member of the team was on the verge of a milestone from the opening tap.
With eight sophomores seeing significant varsity time a year ago, the Irondale/St. Anthony Village boys hockey team took its lumps. The Knights won only three games last season, but head coach Adam Schmidt is expecting that experience work in his team's favor soon.
With eight games against teams that won at least 20 games each last season, the Irondale High School boys basketball team faces a tough schedule as it tries to rebound from a two-win season a year ago. Despite the daunting slate of games, head coach Jon DeMars expects a marked improvement from a year ago.
It's hard to feel bad for a high school basketball program that has posted three consecutive 20-win seasons. The Roseville Area High School girls team accomplished that feat, but has not realized its most prized goal in that time.
After winning 16 games in 2013-14 and returning a dozen players from that team, the Roseville Area High School boys hockey team has some reason for optimism heading into its season opener this weekend. The Raiders play a pair of games up in the Duluth area on Friday and Saturday.